Federal financial aid programs provide special consideration for displaced homemakers
A displaced homemaker is generally a person who:
- previously provided unpaid services to the family (e.g., a stay-at-home mom or dad),
- is no longer supported by the husband or wife,
- is unemployed or underemployed, AND
- is having trouble finding or upgrading employment.
Loyola University New Orleans will require all applicants to document displaced homemaker status. Students who can answer "yes" to these questions should contact their financial aid counselor to discuss options available to them.
- Displaced Homemaker Questionnaire (or submit the information using your own format)
Job Training Resources
- CareerOneStop is a U.S. Department of Labor-sponsored Web site that offers career resources and workforce information to job seekers, students, businesses, and workforce professionals to foster talent development in a global economy
- U.S. Social Security Administration
- Louisiana Workforce Commission
- Job Training Resources in New Orleans
- Dress for Success
- Women's Law
- U.S.Department of Justice Office of Violence Against Women
- Domestic Violence - Signs of Financial Abuse
- Information on Trauma and PTSD- Violence and Abuse
- Family Justice Centers
- Allstate Foundation Economic Empowerment for Domestic Violence Survivors Program
- Tell A Gal P.A.L.
- Louisiana Coalition Against Domestic Violemce
- Crescent House Healing Center
- Metropolitan Center for Women and Children
- New Orleans' Children's Advocacy Center
- Non-Profit Agencies (General )
- PTSD Awareness Resources
Outside Scholarship Programs
As a service to our families, we have started a list of "outside" scholarship opportunities for "non-traditional" students.
Managing Your Money During Difficult Times
- Financial Advice for Single Moms
- The Economic Surival Tips on NEFE's Smart About Money Web site provides information on what you can do if you are out of work and starting to panic. It will show you what steps to take to minimize the money-related aspects of your layoff and prepare to move on to better days ahead.
- The 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy Web site offers information to help consumers make sound financial decisions at every stage of their lives, from childhood to retirement. They have dedicated pages with information on dealing with many difficult situations including unemployment , divorce, and the death of a spouse .
- Empowering Survivors of Domestic Violence through Financial Literacy
- Financial Abuse
- Are You Owed Life Insurance?
"Battered Immigrant" - "Qualified Alien" Eligibility for Title IV Aid
The Department of Education released new guidance that describes the process by which a person who has documentation provided by the Department of Homeland Security’s United States Citizenship and Immigration Service that supports a finding that the person is a “Battered Immigrant” and meets the definition of a “qualified alien” can qualify for federal student financial aid programs under Title IV of the Higher Education Act ("HEA"). Learn more.
Updated June 22, 2013